Five at Five – Pam Wight of Roughwighting


This week’s Five at Five Intro features Writer Pam from Rough Wighting blog. Pam says in her About Page of Rough Wighting blog.

I write because I love the written word. I love stories of fiction and lore; therefore, I create with the written word too.

This blog shares that love. Parts of it contain fast flashes of life that I write for the total joy of it.

Five at Five Questions

  • When and how did you start on your blogging journey? 

I wrote my first book – Twin Desires – with a co-author when I lived and taught creative writing classes in the San Francisco Bay area. My co-author was one of my students (for several years) and we clicked wonderfully in writing this page-turner. She found us an agent immediately, and in the meantime, one of my nephews, 20-something, insisted that I begin a blog as my author platform. That was… ack … nine years ago.

  • What subject do you like writing the most? (food, travel, sci-fi, poetry, short stories, mixture of topics, etc)

I love writing fiction and non-fiction (when it’s an “I” piece about something close and personal). I write flash fiction/non-fiction for my blog but I also love to write romantic suspense novels (2 books published so far). Oh, and children’s books (two published), oh and a memoir (one published). 😊

  • Have you been influenced by other writers, if so by whom and why? If not, who is your favourite author? 

I believe that I’m influenced by many writers. In my 20s I discovered Madeleine L’Engle and her beautiful journals. I read everything from Ann Patchett to Nora Roberts to Louise Penny to Daniel Silva, and each author teaches me about writing. But mostly, if a book is good, I get swallowed up into the story and eat up every page.

  • How and when do you plan writing your blog posts and what keeps you motivated (making notes, spur of the moment, etc). And do you photograph your own images for your blog posts? 

For eight years I posted a story on my blog weekly. A flash fiction one week, a personal “I” piece the following week. I keep each post under 500 words, and I try to use my own photographs, although sometimes I find free images on Pixabay quite useful. Now, I post every other week because I need the extra time to respond to the comments on my posts (which are wonderful) and to read the posts of other bloggers. Each reader of my blog motivates me, plus I just love to write and share my stories.

  • What is your favourite form of reading, fiction or non-fiction?

I’m a fiction reader. I argue with friends who only read non-fiction because they say fiction “isn’t real.” Au contraire. Fiction is as real as it gets.

My Five Favourite Posts

Links

Blog: www.roughwighting.net
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pam94920/
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelawight/


Thank you, Pam, for participating in the Five at Five Introduction Series.

Next Week’s Intro is Patti of P.A. Moed Blog

52 responses to “Five at Five – Pam Wight of Roughwighting”

  1. I enjoyed learning about Pam’s writing process.

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    1. Thank you, Khurt. Was so nice of Bren to invite me. I appreciated her questions – ’cause I could talk about writing for hours …. even days. 🙂

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  2. Many thanks for featuring me in your beautiful blog. It’s wonderful to be here!

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    1. You are welcome xx

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  3. It was wonderful to read more about Pam!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Merril!

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      1. You’re very welcome, Pam!

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  4. Much enjoyed thank you both! Have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Great to have you here! ❤

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  5. It’s always lovely to learn more about my favourite writers!

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    1. Awww, now you’ve made my day, Dale. THANK you.

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      1. I say what I mean 🙂 My pleasure!

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  6. I think I’ve been one of Pam’s followers for all nine years (or close to it!). How time flies when you’re having fun. And meeting wonderful people. I’ve read all of her books and enjoyed every one of them. I was particularly interested in Pam’s blogging schedule and how that’s changed since time is frequently a challenge for me too. Food for thought. And I loved her “Fiction is as real as it gets” ending. Oh, so true! Lol. Wonderful to see Pam here and read her thoughts. Thanks!

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    1. You are welcome

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    2. I can’t imagine living a joyful, “FULL” life without reading fiction, Diane, and you know exactly what I mean. I learn more through reading fiction than I did in any of my undergraduate or graduate studies. And on the other subject, yes, it was hard for me to discontinue blogging every week and instead blog every other. There is a fear that we’ll lose our readers – they won’t be able to find us. But fortunately, I didn’t find that to be the case. Instead, I have a little more time to visit the other blogs and comment; as you know, there are so many incredible blogs out there. But I must add, you are one of the most encouraging, supportive bloggers out here in the blogosphere.

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      1. Awww. Thanks for the lovely boost, my friend. Like everything in life, blogging changes, MUST change in order for us to grow. The hard part (for me anyway) is honoring the need for change and making the leap. You’re an inspiration. ❤ ❤

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  7. It’s fun to learn more about your writing and motivation Pam. I love your short stories and vivid imagination!

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    1. Tee hee. I think we both have a wicked sense of imagination, Brad. Isn’t it grand? 🙂

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  8. It’s so nice to see Pam here. I love her books and her writing. I know that for all the inspiration she receives from her readers, she gives as much and more to them. Many thanks to Pam for the wonderful words and to Brashley Photography for shining the spotlight on this remarkable woman.

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    1. Inspiration certainly goes two ways, Amy. I think that’s why our blogging world works so well. We read each other’s posts/stories/poems/books and we get inspired. And then, if we’re lucky enough, we set our words on fire, and they inspire right back. ❤

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      1. Agree wholeheartedly.

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  9. Thanks for nudging me over here Pam, you know how much I admire your style of writing, which drops my jaw most of the time. Only you can convert mundane situations into wonderful stories! I look forward to your fiction that sounds so realistic! 😊 Five at Five is fabulous.

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    1. Haha, your comment made me smile, wide, Balroop. Fortunately, my puzzled mind takes the ordinary (and sometime the boring and sometimes the troubling) parts of life and jigsaws it back into a place of humor and joy and perhaps a touch of pain but also love that kind of makes sense, in a world that is crazy, but it sure keeps us humming! 🙂

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  10. Very cool interview, Bren. Pam is one of my very favorite author/bloggers. She is creative, energetic, and real! 😀

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    1. Thank you very much xx

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    2. Blushing, Marian. But absolutely kudos to Bren for inviting me here. It’s fun to have a forum to talk about our passion – WRITING. At home, no one wants me to keep going on and on and on about my characters and my setting and my …. well, you know what I mean. 🙂

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  11. I enjoyed reading this! I am so glad that I found Pam in the blogging world. Her stories are wonderful, and I look forward to reading each one.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It’s blog readers/friends like you who keep me going on to write the next story found in my weird/wired brain. But it goes two ways. I love reading your posts as well!! xo

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  12. It is great to see Pam featured here and learn more about her.

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    1. Thanks for hitting the link, Robbie, and coming over to Bren and her photography blog that includes not only beautiful photographs, but us writers too! I really enjoyed her interview.

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      1. Thank you Pam for agreeing to be interviewed…

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  13. Fun to see Pam here. I enjoy learning more about my favorite bloggers. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Hi Ally! Thanks for hopping over here. Bren was so nice to invite me here and to ask questions that I loved answering! 🙂

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    2. You are welcome xx

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  15. Lovely Haikus and fun interview. I’m with you on 9 years of blogging. Oye! ❤

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    1. Well, here’s to you, long-time blogging sister. xo

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  16. Gerlinde de Broekert avatar
    Gerlinde de Broekert

    I have enjoyed reading Pam’s blog posts for many years They are creative, fun, and most of all they make me smile.

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    1. She’s very creative… I’m so pleased she agreed to be interviewed xx

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    2. What a HUGE compliment, Gerlinde. Hey, Word Press DOES like you, because your comment made it! Thanks so much for hopping over and reading. xo

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